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NIMC Urges Enrolled Nigerians To Collect ID Cards

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nimc3The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has advised eligible Nigerians, who enrolled for the national identity number, to collect their Identity Cards (ID) at stipulated centres.

Abdul-Hamid Umar, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the commission, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday.

According to him, the commission has notified people who enrolled and whose cards were ready by sending text messages.

“Many Nigerians have been enrolled in the national identity data base, though we are far behind the expectation.

“Nigerians, who have received text messages personalised to them, giving information that their ID cards are ready, should come to our centres for collection”, he said.

He said that the appropriate centres for the collection of cards had been stipulated in such messages.

Mr. Umar said that there were some Nigerians who had not come for enrolment in the national identity data-base.

He said the commission was committed to ensuring that every eligible Nigerian was enrolled and issued ID card for identification.

In a separate interview,Titilola Ejiofor, an Assistant General Manager and Lagos State Coordinator of the commission, said that the commission had 21 enrolment centres in the state.

According to her, the centres are Lagos State Head office in Ikeja, Lagos State University, Ikeja Army Cantonment, Eti-Osa, Ojo, Somolu, Oshodi, Amunwo-Odofin, Ayobo-Ipaja and Agege Local Government Secretariat.

Others are FIRS Ikoyi, Lekki Phase I, Bonny Camp, Nigeria Air-force Base, Ikeja, Lagos State Polytechnic, Yaba College of Technology and University of Lagos.

Ojo Army Cantonment, NMC Qourra Apapa and Ijele Campus, Lagos Island are also parts of the centres, according to her.

Mrs. Ejiofor, who expressed satisfaction over the turnout of Lagos residents for the exercise, added that a lot of eligible residents had been captured.

“A lot of people have registered in Lagos and in the country as a whole. So many people in Lagos have registered.

“People have been very positive, they come out each day to be enrolled and we have been given ID cards to them.

“We are opening more centres in the state, we are not just going to stop at the current available centres”, she said.

According to her, a Nigerian of 16 years old and above can visit any centre with valid means of identification such as Driver’s Licence, International Passpor,t and Voter’s Card.

She said documents such as educational certificate, photo identity from recognised educational institutions, pension’s photo ID and photo credit cards, among others, could also be used for enrolment.

Mrs. Ejiofor, therefore, advised Nigerians to come out in the New Year for enrolment, saying that the registration would be a continuous exercise.
(NAN)

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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